Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

TAGS tender in Dubai well received

15 april 2019
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) recently held a rough diamond tender in the Almas Tower at the Dubai Diamond Exchange in Dubai from the 26th March to the 2nd April 2019, says a press note from the company.
Two regular productions from South Africa and Angola were again presented, including a Namibian production. All materials were of high quality and high colour and featured a significant number of large single stones and exceptional specials.

Image credit: TAGS

According to company, the total tender sales  recorded was of $ 38,364,624.96  value for a total of 41,346.93 carats of rough sold, which worked out to an average value per carat of $ 927.87
About 204 companies are reported to have been in attendance at the tender.
TAGS again presented their regular productions from South Africa and Angola which continue to be well received. Specialist manufacturing companies from India, Belgium and Israel were in attendance.
It’s reported that TAGS utilised 30 showing rooms in the Dubai Diamond Exchange to present the productions to 204 companies over the 8 day period.
This month saw a 5% increase in companies viewing, as TAGS continue to firmly establish themselves as a regular and important source for high quality original rough productions across a full range of sizes.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished